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Study assigns value to math, science homework

Study assigns value to math, science homework

By Sports & Health Editor

April 6, 2015

Using homework as a tool to reinforce what students are taught in school is a convention as old as the classroom itself. However, what homework sessions should look like is less of a settled topic. A n...

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

Gender Equity in STEM Education

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

Despite the launch of President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative in late 2009—an effort made to expand science, technology, engineering and math education and exposure to students—en...

Galahad brings combat to Columbia

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 15, 2014

The Renegades have added another team to their collective, bringing a new game and new opportunities to Columbia College. The organization, called Galahad, was established Sept. 2 under the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society, in which participants fight with foam-padded weapons while wearing medieval and fantasy-themed clothes and gear. Carleigh Fleming, a junior art+ design major student who started Galahad, said particip...

'Amazing Spiderman 2' swings too low.

‘Spider-Man 2’ swings short of legacy

May 12, 2014

Marvel’s monopoly on spinning superhero stories continues to grow with every new release, and these films have to go big or go home. Director Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the first ...

Mozart’s inheritance: Discovering the science behind child prodigies

By Opinions Editor

March 10, 2014

At 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, most 11-year-olds are already in bed after an afternoon of soccer practice, homework and TV. Yerin Yang, however, is arched over the polished ebony surface of a Steinway piano in Palatine, Ill., intently studying a 50-page Chopin concerto and practicing for the chance to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Barefoot in her teacher’s softly lit studio, Yang moves her small hands acro...

Columbia’s non-fiction film program opens door to all departments

By Ivana Hester

November 5, 2012

Renewed, refreshed and revamped, the Film & Video Department’s documentary concentration will soon allow students from all majors to learn more about this genre of filmmaking.As interest in nonfiction filmmaking continues to grow, the department has made documentary classes available to all students to expand the curriculum and encourage more collaboration withother departments.Dan Rybicky, an associate film & vide...

Columbia program cuts require cautious approach

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2012

Columbia is often lauded by its own administration as the best arts and media college in the country. But according to the academic rankings published in The Chronicle on Feb. 6, Columbia will be downsizing its degree programs in the near future by eliminating portions of several departments. While discontinuing certain degree programs is the most logical course of action for our cash-strapped college, administrators must u...

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